Rautahat, Sept. 21: Contrary to the notion that politicians do not have any other occupation, some youth leaders have started agriculture and livestock farming in Rautahat district.
They are Bhupendra Khadka, Nandalal Saha and Laxmi Baral of Chandrapur Municipality of the district. However, their political background is different.
CPN-UML cadre and development worker Bhupendra Khadka started commercial banana farming with new technology by taking on lease two bighas of land for five years.
He said, “I was engaged in politics and as development worker for long and taught all, and now started this with the thinking that I must do something myself.”
He said there is a target of developing it as anÂ agriculture farm in the future and sell products in local and markets in Kathmandu.
Woman leader of Nepali Congress Laxmi Baral and CPN-UML’s Paspat Saha have also started a cow farm jointly.
They have been making enough income from cow farm. As demand of milk increased, they started with 18 Holstein species of cows.
We have been making expected income by investing Rs. 10 million, she said, and informed that her farm sells 200 liters of milk everyday.
Khadka said he is utilizing his time saved after social and political works. In the context that people have the feeling that those in politics do nothing, I started an occupation and do not have to run from pillar to post forÂ extra income.
It is widely thought that the country’s economy could be greatly aided besides giving them personal income if others who spend time in tea shops and chautarisÂ by talking politicsÂ in vain took up suchÂ occupations.